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Firearms International Corp.
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Irskii
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 13, 2006 3:40 pm    Post subject: Firearms International Corp. Reply with quote

Hello all, I have a buddy that just made a trade for a Firearms International .22 cal. Single Shot rifle. The frame is cast iron, all of the action is open. It has a trigger to open the breech and cocks it at the same time, the barrel swings up and around, (clockwise to open). has an ejector push pin,
(Like revolvers). There is no serial number or anywhere that I can see where it would have been or been filed off. There is some signs of corrosion on the barrel, mostly blackening of the metal. Anybody out there heard or know anything about this thing or the company that built it? It looks like it may have been a great little plinker for a kid learning to shoot. I am going to ask if I can get a couple of pictures of it. I will post them if I do.

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PostPosted: Thu Jul 13, 2006 4:01 pm    Post subject: Re: Firearms International Corp. Reply with quote

Firearms International Corporation was an importer and dealer in firearms in the 1950s and 1960s located in Washington, D.C. At one time they sold FN commercial rifles and various handguns. They are long gone from the scene. I am not familiar with the rifle you describe. All the best...
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 08, 2008 9:18 am    Post subject: Re: Firearms International Corp. Reply with quote

I have that EXACT same gun and am looking for info on it also, so if you find anything please let me know. Thanks!
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 08, 2008 10:24 am    Post subject: Re: Firearms International Corp. Reply with quote

PLEASE post a pic of it. It sounds like a really interesting piece to me.

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PostPosted: Tue Jan 08, 2008 1:43 pm    Post subject: Re: Firearms International Corp. Reply with quote

The rifle you are describing is probably the Garcia Bronco as pictured or the Rau Arms Wildcat (Ozark Mountain Wildcat), see web site photo, both of which were sold by International Firearms. The wildcat was made in several models and had a twist action and a twist takedown and disassembly. The Wildcat pictured is a late model, the last made, an early model would probably be closer to the gun described.

www.gunbroker.com/Auct...m=83530096

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PostPosted: Tue Jan 08, 2008 2:39 pm    Post subject: Re: Firearms International Corp. Reply with quote

Nice toes!!

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 09, 2008 5:08 am    Post subject: Re: Firearms International Corp. Reply with quote

Not my feets, just a photo from the net I found. My toes are much better looking... Very Happy
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 14, 2008 12:46 am    Post subject: Re: Firearms International Corp. Reply with quote

wow I just stumbled on this site and I can't believe you guys have one of these rifles.. I thought I was the only one! well not really but ya... I took it to every gun dealer and pawn shop around here and they never knew what it was. Mine is in about 80% condition and I shoot it when I go camping. Ground Squirles beware! hahaha... but anyway, Mine is the older model I think it doesn't have that LEVER?? or piece of metal I see in that pic above the trigger?? what is that anyway? I still haven't taken the trigger assembly out ,, to scared to as I don't know if I could put it back in as it looks like it would be a MAJOR pain in the butt. Only a few pins hold it all together in there, but I really would like to clean all the crap out of the trigger housing. Other than that the gun works flawlessly, if you are wanting to get rid of yours let me know I will take it off your hands...

Anyone know what they are worth?????
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 23, 2008 7:32 pm    Post subject: Re: Firearms International Corp. Reply with quote

I ALSO HAVE A RIFLE MADE BY FIREARMS INTERNATIONAL,IT BELONGED TO MY GREAT AUNT. I HAD A CHAMBER CAST DONE, I WAS TOLD IT WAS A 7mm-06, MADE IN THE LATE 50's EARLY 60's. THE SERIAL# IS 361, I DO NOT KNOW IF IT IS WORTH ANY THING, BUT I WOULD REALLY LOVE TO SHOOT IT. DOESE ANYBODY KNOW ANY THING?
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 17, 2008 8:12 pm    Post subject: Re: Firearms International Corp. Reply with quote

I also have a firearms international gun.But mine is a 410 My dad bought it at an auction for me about thirty years ago.My 410 has serial numbers under the forearm.Made similar to the 22 cal in the picture.Mine has the double triggers too. One to fire the gun and one to break open the action in a clockwise rotation with shell ejector on the side. Anybody know what its worth
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 18, 2008 5:14 am    Post subject: Re: Firearms International Corp. Reply with quote

badolbob,

If you rifle is indeed a "7mm-06" it is essentially what is known today as the .280 Remington. I would beware of using current .280 ammo however since it may have been a custom chambering with some gunsmith's own idea of case shoulder and other dimensions. It should be an easy task to have whoever did your chamber cast compare the casting with current SAAMI specs for the .280. If it is a .280, you have a very efficient cartridge that just happens to be one of my favorites for medium to medium-large game. Even if it is a 7mm-06 wildcat, you might be able to contact RCBS for appropriate dies and get it shooting. Starting loads for the .280 should be a good place to begin if the rifle is in sound shape.

Check it out and let us know.

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PostPosted: Wed Mar 19, 2008 10:32 pm    Post subject: Re: Firearms International Corp. Reply with quote

Hi all,

I remember those rifles, as a matter of fact a friend of mine owns one. I seem to remember them being referred to as "Survival" rifles supposedly issued to U.S. aircrews. I'll have to check my archives and see if I have any more info.

M. G.

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PostPosted: Mon Apr 07, 2008 10:33 am    Post subject: Re: Firearms International Corp. Reply with quote

hi, i have a rifle like the one pictured below. its a 22 s,lon & lr cal. twist apart in 2 sec. shoots great. neat gun. rick
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 07, 2008 11:31 am    Post subject: Re: Firearms International Corp. Reply with quote

Alright Slickrick...Welcome aboard...I see you have already pulled up a stump You did grab a beer didn't you?

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PostPosted: Mon Apr 07, 2008 11:40 am    Post subject: Re: Firearms International Corp. Reply with quote

thanks, glad to be here
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